Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Corn Diseases to Watch for in 2016: Southern Rust and Tar Spot

Dr. Carl A. Bradley, UK Extension Plant Pathologist

Orange pustules of the southern rust pathogen
covering a corn leaf (Photo: Carl Bradley, UK)
Two corn diseases are already making some news this season. Southern rust and tar spot have been detected in southern states and could potentially make their way to Kentucky this season. So, keeping a lookout for these two diseases is a good idea.

For more information on Southern Rust and Tar Spot see the article on Kentucky Pest News .

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